Orientation Drift Correction with PPT’s Optical Heading Plug-in

The optical heading plug-in is used in the PPT Studio software to correct yaw (and role) of an inertia cube (IC) using two markers. The two markers have to be attached to the same structure as the IC. Once initialized the markers act as an optical compass.
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Sensory Latency and glFinish

This article discusses the factors that contribute to overall sensor latency and the importance of turning on glFinish in the Vizard script to reduce render latency.
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Syncing Vizard projects across a cluster

Cluster applications require that all clients have resources stored in the same path as the master. An easy way to sync Vizard's project folders across a cluster of computers is with SyncToy, a free Microsoft utility.

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Using the Microsoft Kinect with ICT’s FAAST and Vizard

This article describes how to use the Microsoft Kinect with ICT's FAAST and Vizard. It includes instructions for setting up FAAST, a sample Vizard script that attaches a sphere to all joints from the FAAST skeleton, and some screenshots of Vizard and FAAST side-by-side.
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Using the Eyelink Eye Tracker in Vizard

The Eyelink is an eye tracker made by SR Research. This article describes how to get the Eyelink working with Vizard.
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Introduction to PPT Studio

The video tutorial in this article will guide you through the setup of a newly installed PPT system from the configuration of the camera settings to the streaming of tracking data. In order to follow along you should already have your cameras connected and positioned properly.
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NDI Optotrak Motion Capture Device

NDI's Optotrak motion capture system supports both position and orientation data. The video tutorial here will guide you through streaming data from NDI's software to adding the Optotrak plug-in within Vizard and linking the 6DOF sensor data to a viewpoint.
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MotionBuilder actor using PPT

Autodesk MotionBuilder is a powerful character animation and motion editing tool. WorldViz Precision Position Tracker (PPT) can be used to stream data from a live actor into MotionBuilder. This video tutorial will teach you how to map the optical data being streamed by PPT onto a MotionBuilder actor.

Key-points covered in this video are:

  • Loading PPT mocap plug-in
  • Adding live marker data to scene
  • Inserting & transforming an actor
  • Previewing live actor within MotionBuilder

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MotionBuilder Live Characters (Vizard)

Autodesk MotionBuilder is a powerful character animation and motion editing tool. Live Characters is a connector product to Vizard that allows real-time stream of live actors into Vizard environments. This video tutorial will teach you how to retarget motion data from an animated actor to a character and then stream that data to Vizard.

Key-points covered in this video are:

  • Enabling WorldViz Live Characters within MotionBuilder
  • Optimizing character based on actor data
  • Configuring live stream device into Vizard
  • Sample Vizard script demonstrating how to add Live Characters

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